Weight is the most obvious but I think it was more so some of the complaints I have heard about DCF in the past turned out to be a for me non-issue for me. Some say it’s louder in rainy/windy conditions but I certainly didn’t notice a substantial difference between this and my older seek outside 4 man. I never woke up due to noise of the shelter. It held up to heavy winds and rain just as well as the standard material. I thought I would miss the doors on both sides as part of weight savings. After second this time using it I never thought about having a second door. It not as packable as the standard material but I run a bigger pack in general so that was also a issue for me.What do you like about the DCF more than the standard material?
I really prefer pots with bails so I can cut a short section of branch with a fork in it, and use that as a pot lifter when the pot is hot.Any suggestions for a boiling pot to throw on top of a stove?
Melting snow, boiling water for meals.
Not really. DCF is probably a bit easier to pitch because you don't have get the tension right due to no stretch. In general for all our tents you want to get the right footprint size, and add tension with the pole. Don't try to stretch the fabric to peg the stakes when you're doing the footprint and then add tension when the pole goes up.
Does the DCF Cimarron pitch any differently than the nylon with regards to how tight you should pull it?
What size pot would you recommend for boiling snow on a Large U-turn? What size if you're using two?I really prefer pots with bails so I can cut a short section of branch with a fork in it, and use that as a pot lifter when the pot is hot.
Beyond that it's about sizing, weight, and cost.
For a small pot the little one we sell is pretty awesome. Has a bail plus regular mug handles so it's really versatile.
For melting snow, I want size at a low weight, and preferably sized so you can get two on the stove at once....use up all the available heating area. Toaks makes some bailed titanium pots that are bigger, or you could go with a cheaper aluminum.
I've also got a stainless zebra pot that I use for truck camping that works great.